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Other employment programs

Clark County has a variety of other employment opportunities besides full-time or part-time employment.

Cadet Program

Contact: Mary Malicki, supervisor, Clark County Sheriff's Office Administrative Support Unit, (360) 397-2211 ext. 4164

The Clark County Sheriff's Cadet Program provides people who are interested in a career in the field of law enforcement with the opportunity to receive on-the-job training in areas of non-enforcement activity. The Sheriff's Office has the opportunity to observe and evaluate the cadets over an extended period of time to determine whether the cadet would be qualified for law enforcement work with the Clark County Sheriff's Office. The cadet will be able to determine if he/she wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement prior to the Sheriff's Office formally training a new deputy. All too often, a deputy will realize that a career in law enforcement is not desired and will terminate after the Sheriff's Office has invested money and months of training.

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Reserve Deputy Sheriffs

Contact: Clark County Sheriff's Office Training Department, (360) 397-2211 ext. 2276

The Clark County Sheriff's Office maintains high standards for it's Reserve Officer Unit and strives to recruit qualified and motivated individuals. Participation in the Reserve Unit can, at times, be time consuming.

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All Other Sheriff's Office Positions

To request information on any position in the Sheriff's Office or to sign up to receive notification of when a Sheriff's Office position becomes open, please go to

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Tax Workoff Program

Senior citizens and disabled citizens, who meet certain financial qualifications,are allowed to work off up to one half of their property taxes. Eligible citizens should receive an application form with their yearly tax statements in or around February of each year. The program helped nearly 60 citizens pay part of their property taxes in 1996. For more information on eligibility please contact the Treasurer's Office.

For other information please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456 or you may e-mail us at

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Work Study Program

Certain departments use College students as Work Studies. Those individuals not only gain valuable experience in their related field, but also help Clark County with special projects. Clark County hires Work Studies from local Colleges. For information on how to become a Work Study, contact your college advisor to discuss Work Study opportunities.

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Americorps Vista Opportunity

Ready*Corps is a statewide program run by the Washington Service Corps and funded by the federal AmeriCorps VISTA program. The Ready*Corps program focuses on homeland security issues relating to disaster preparedness, emergency planning and community-outreach activities. For further information and application materials, contact Americorps.

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Temporary Employment

Not all county jobs can be justified with regular positions. Some positions may only be needed for temporary periods of time. If you are interested in working for Clark County as a temporary employee, please contact one of the following agencies:

Brooks Staffing
1130 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 284-7930

Northwest Staffing Resources
315 W Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 100, Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 695-4900

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Clark County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Clark County Human Resources: Francine Reis, Director
Street Address: 1300 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2456 | FAX: (360) 397-2457 | Job Info Line: (360) 397-6018
TTY Relay: 711 or (800) 833-6388
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Responsible Elected Official: Board of County Councilors

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